9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  8​h
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Edinburgh

1
day
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, then stroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hanko holiday planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Hanko is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Edinburgh to Hanko, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Hanko are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, then stroll through Kupittaa Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku University Botanical Garden ©
Turku University Botanical Garden
Sibeliusmuseum ©
Sibeliusmuseum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Room Escape Games

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day
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 27th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Jyvaskyla in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Room Escape Games
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rauhaniemi Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Haemeenlinna to see Aulanko about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Aulanko
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness

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